Postgraduate

If you want to find out more about postgraduate courses at Western Sydney University, please visit the Postgraduate courses page or contact the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email postgraduatestudy@westernsydney.edu.au.

Transition to teaching

If you are completing your undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University you may be able to receive a direct offer into the Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Birth-5/Birth-12) with us. Visit the Transition to Teaching page for more information.

Transition to Urban Management and Planning 

If you are completing your undergraduate pathway to Urban Management and Planning degree at Western Sydney University you may be able to receive a direct offer into the Master of Urban Management and Planning with us. Visit the Pathway to Urban Management and Planning page for more information.

What does postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate programs of study are designed for students who have completed an undergraduate course (such as a Bachelor's degree) in a related area. Postgraduate courses include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters (by coursework or research) and Doctorates (PhD, DCA, DCR, DBA, EdD) and give students the opportunity to further their skills and qualifications in a particular area of specialisation. For more information, please see the Research Degrees page.

Before you apply

Don't jeopardise your application! Make sure you:

  • identify the course/s you wish to apply for in order of preference
  • check the commencement date for the course/s you want to apply for 
  • check the closing dates
  • check whether you can apply direct to Western or need to apply through the Universities Admission Centre
  • check whether there are special admission requirements for your course
  • include correctly certified copies of all necessary documents
  • include additional information and/or supplementary forms where applicable such as a Statement of Service [PDF, 44Kb] (opens in a new window)
  • contact the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 if you require further information and complete the application

How do I apply?

All Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia wishing to undertake postgraduate coursework must apply either

1. Directly to Western using our UAC-hosted application site (opens in a new window)

2. Through the Universities Admission Centre (opens in a new window).

You can manage your existing direct to Western application (opens in a new window) or UAC application (opens in a new window).

Applications made direct to Western do not have an application fee. 

If you are applying as an international student in any discipline, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International.

Postgraduate Research

All domestic applications are lodged online through the ApplyOnline portal

For further information about applying to Western Sydney University as an International student, please visit the International Admissions page .

Please note that applicants do not need to locate a supervisor in order to submit an application, however, a statement of no more than 250 words that outlines your tentative research interest will need to be uploaded along with evidence of your qualifications.

What can I apply for?

You can find a summary of the available courses in the 'search courses' button on the UAC website (opens in a new window). The summary includes the admission requirements, estimated tuition fees and identifies which courses have special admission requirements. Descriptions of the courses can be found in the Western Sydney University Handbook .

When you apply

Consider your preferences carefully. The University uses a preference-based system for postgraduate offers. This means you will receive only one offer for the course listed highest in your preferences for which you are eligible.

Make sure you regularly check the Course Updates page on the UAC website (opens in a new window) for the latest information, including new and cancelled courses and general course updates. The information on this page also applies to direct applications.

You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application. If successful, you will also be emailed information about how to enrol and pay your fees. Step by step information on accepting your offer and enrolling is available at the Starting at Western Sydney University webpage.

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